Course details

CRICOS course code: 090420A

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Build foundational skills and knowledge in design and find your own path to further design studies.

Immerse yourself in design and develop skills and creative pieces that you can use to apply for other design-focused study or use as an entry point into the workforce.

Get ready to develop a creative folio of individual work that you can use to apply for other design-focused study or use as an entry point into the workforce.

Over the six months, you will focus on exploring design thinking and developing design projects in a studio-based environment.

What you will learn?

Studying individually and in groups, you will use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest design software.

You will be involved in design competitions and projects that reflect industry practice and connect with people and ideas related to the design industries.

This qualification can add value to your existing career or provide you with a pathway into further study at diploma, associate degree and degree level.


This course pathways into a number of design diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate degrees. You can continue your studies in areas such as graphic design, communication design, product design, furniture design, building design, interior design or visual merchandising.

An example of this would be further study in the Diploma of Graphic Design, where you can progress into a role as a junior graphic designer in:

print media, where you will create logos and artwork for products such as packaging or cafe menus
digital media, where you will focus on graphics used for websites, commercials, TV and film
advertising industry, where you will create graphics for clients to sell a product or service through either print publications or digital content

If you are currently working, the Certificate IV in Design will add value to your current and future career prospects in an associated field.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
17,500 Per Year Expected Feb 2023
Expected Jul 2023
6 months
Full time
Brunswick Campus
25 Dawson Street
Melbourne Victoria 3056

Entry criteria

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification with a minimum 50% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 50 (with minimum of 5 in Reading, 5 in Listening, 14 in Speaking and 15 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 42 (with no communication band less than 36)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 162 with no less than 154 in any component.


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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